Bible reference (Old Testament) ~ 2 Chronicles 2:11-16
King Hiram of Tyre was a good friend of King Solomon. He provided Cedars from Lebanon for the building of God’s temple. He also sent a very talented man named Huram-abi to build many different parts of the temple. Personally, I enjoy discovering ‘unknowns’ in the Bible who had a special function in completing God’s will for a situation. God has an important purpose in every life.
2 Chronicles 2 ~
11 King Hiram sent this letter of reply to Solomon:
“It is because the Lord loves his people that he has made you their king! 12 Praise the Lord, the God of Israel, who made the heavens and the earth! He has given King David a wise son, gifted with skill and understanding, who will build a Temple for the Lord and a royal palace for himself.
13 “I am sending you a master craftsman named Huram-abi, who is extremely talented. 14 His mother is from the tribe of Dan in Israel, and his father is from Tyre. He is skillful at making things from gold, silver, bronze, and iron, and he also works with stone and wood. He can work with purple, blue, and scarlet cloth and fine linen. He is also an engraver and can follow any design given to him. He will work with your craftsmen and those appointed by my lord David, your father.
15 “Send along the wheat, barley, olive oil, and wine that my lord has mentioned. 16 We will cut whatever timber you need from the Lebanon mountains and will float the logs in rafts down the coast of the Mediterranean Sea to Joppa. From there you can transport the logs up to Jerusalem.”